Thick-billed lark

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Thick-billed lark
Alouette de Clot Bey Ramphocoris clotbey.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae
Genus: Ramphocoris
Bonaparte, 1850
Species: R. clotbey
Binomial name
Ramphocoris clotbey
(Bonaparte, 1850)
  • Melanocorypha clot-bey
  • Rhamphocorys clotbey

The thick-billed lark (Ramphocoris clotbey) or Clotbey lark is a species of lark in the family Alaudidae.[2]

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

It was named after Antoine Clot. It was originally described as belonging to the genus Melanocorypha and is now placed in the monotypic genus Ramphocoris.[3]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in northern Africa from Mauritania and Morocco to Libya, also in central regions of the Arabian Peninsula. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and hot deserts.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Rhamphocoris clotbey". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ramphocoris clotbey - Avibase". Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Nicators, reedling & larks « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2016-11-12.